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Music scholar Tegid Goodman-Jones selected to compete at two major competitions

Music scholar Tegid Goodman-Jones selected to compete at two major competitions

A singing sensation at Rydal Penrhos has added to his list of accolades with a pair of notable achievements.

Tegid Goodman-Jones, a Year 9 pupil at the school, came away with two first prizes from the County Urdd Eisteddfod in Mold, ensuring he once again qualified for the national showcase in Bridgend next month.

The gifted vocalist triumphed in both the Folk Song Year 7-9 and Boys’ Solo in the same category, and he will be searching for further Welsh honours after succeeding at last year’s event.

There was further cause for celebration with the news that the 14-year-old has been accepted to compete at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July, where he will be featured in the open folk song and vocal solo under 16 categories.

The music scholar wowed judges with example performances that were sent via MP3 player.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “This is yet more fabulous news for Tegid, who continues to enhance his reputation as one of the most gifted young singers anywhere in the country.

“He not only possesses an enormous amount of natural talent, but also shows a great willingness to improve his craft which has brought with it some phenomenal results so far.

“Hopefully this is just the start of his accolades and we are confident he can do himself and Rydal Penrhos proud at the two competitions.”

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